Performance works


ADULT with Larry Arrington(2013) – CounterPulse, SF/The Frikin Crane, Cork/Dock 11, Berlin/TBA:13, Portland


In ADULT, grown-up friends Larry Arrington and Jesse Hewit exorcise and exhaust their collective fantasies about death and dying. In a dance duet, guided by essentialized qualities of dark (warm/admissive/liver/monster/THE LIVING ACT OF DYING) and light (postured/lungs/effect/freak/THE DYING ACT OF LIVING), they play at behaviors of reflexivity, suffering, love, and economy. ADULT interrogates our careful curation of our lives and deaths and considers the implications of letting go.


Choreographed, directed, designed, and performed by: Jesse Hewit and Larry Arrington | Additional lighting concepts by: Allen Willner | Additional Music: Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors), Shostakovich, Sandy Denny/Judy Collins



 Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein writes about ADULT at PICA’s TBA:13

 Robert Avila writes about ADULT at PICA’s TBA:13 for San Francisco Bay Guardian


Support from CounterPulse, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, The Kenneth Rainin Fund, and MAP Fund, and from residencies granted from Headlands Center for the Arts and Ponderosa Tanzland


/cover photo by Robbie Sweeny